Illinois State Fair

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Who doesn’t love the Illinois State Fair?  Linda Spanberger does!  She was in town on August 8, 2018 visiting me when I received the media advisory abouy the dedication of the Illinois Statehood Forever Stamp and the unveiling of the Butter Cow.  So, we started making plans! Arriving in plenty of time to park, we […]

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Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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Case

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Every year in Greenville, Illinois at the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds there is an annual tractor show. This year Sheppard and Case  tractors were the featured brands.  Keith and I stopped in on our way out-of-town and we enjoyed seeing some beautiful tractors. Under the Sheppard tent was a very cool ad for a […]

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Beachaven Winery

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It was packed for Jazz on the Lawn at Beachaven Winery.   We were in town the last weekend in July.  Beachaven is located in  Clarksville, Tennessee, a new favorite spot of mine and we were there for a hosted visit.  After setting up our chairs on the lawn, I  picked up a bottle of Melody, […]

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Downtown Clarksville

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Downtown Clarksville Tennessee is both historical and beautiful.  On a hosted stay, I enjoyed many things over the weekend we were there. I visited the city last November and saw Downtown Clarksville decorated in all of her Christmas finery.  This summer though, I got a chance to enjoy music, theater, new dining options, architecture and […]